Elon Conference on Engaged Learning

2021 Conference Webpage
July 11-13, 2021, Elon University

Hannah Bellwoar, PhD

Associate Professor of English

Director of the Center for Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Director of General Education & Writing  


Ryan Gibboney, MFA

Assistant Professor of Integrated Media Arts



Select 2020/2021 Distinction Research Candidates

Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 // IM496 & IM497

This year-long research opportunity is designed to serve as a capstone course for seniors who emphasize Integrated Media Arts in their POE. Students are expected to examine design theory and research methods relevant to a topic, theme, issue, or problem that has served as an area of special interest. This course is intended to allow students to develop, compose, organize, revise, and edit their own writing. Through written assignments students will have the opportunity to produce a thesis or creative project. Students must have senior standing and have a POE in IMA (designated or individualized). Distinction may be achieved if the candidate meets the IMA Distinction requirements. 
Tatum Poirier ’21
Developing eight short films that utilize color theory to tell Tatum’s personal story while coming out as a part of the LGBTQ+ community. 

To watch her capstone film click here.

Capstone Project Report PDF

Rachel DesFosses ’21

Studying Community Connections Between Students and College Marketing Materials

Ashley Purvis ’21

Little Paper Planes: senior capstone project on writing and illustrating a gothic children’s book.  

Learn more about the project and process on her blog here. If you’d like to purchase the book on Amazon please click here.

Liberal Arts Symposium Slides PDF

Resources & Links

Excellence in Mentoring Undergraduate Research

by Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Paul C. Miller, and Jessie L. Moore

Link to Purchase


Jamboard is a digital interactive whiteboard developed by Google to work with Google Workspace. 

How to use Jamboard


Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Link to Purchase